A video, claiming that Canada is deporting Indian students for submitting fake International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score has been going viral on Facebook. IELTS is an English language proficiency test considered as a requirement to apply to foreign universities.
It has also been shared on Twitter by some Pakistani users and been uploaded to Youtube.
This is in Pearson Intl today. A batch of indian student were deported back when their IELTS results were found to be fake.
— Aamir (@aamir_lt) December 28, 2019
The video shows hundreds of Indian students in an airport lounge, waiting in a line for some procedure to take place.
However, the Canada Border Services Agency rubbished this claim. CBSA confirmed that the content and caption of the video circulating on social media are false. The video shows an overflow-waiting area at Toronto Pearson Airport, where international students are awaiting study permit processing. The individuals are not waiting to be deported.
The #CBSA can confirm that the content and caption of a video circulating on social media are false. The video shows an overflow waiting area at @TorontoPearson where international students are awaiting study permit processing. The individuals are not waiting to be deported.
— Canada Border Services Agency (@CanBorder) December 30, 2019
International fact checker website, AFP has also fact checked this claim
Hence, the claim that Indian students are being evicted from Canada for submitting fake IELTS score is FALSE. Though the video shows many students waiting in the airport lounge, they are waiting for permit processing and NOT for deportation procedure.